Royal Ascot at Bryn Meadows

On Wednesday 20th June I headed to Caerphilly with some friends to celebrate a birthday.  For the last 3 years we have gone to Bryn Meadows near Ystrad Mynach for their Royal Ascot or Ladies Day event, for a day of drinking, lots of food and live horse racing.

Why is it so hard to stick to a diet or exercise regime?

Is it really that hard to stay on track?  Do we put too much pressure on ourselves?

At the beginning of the month, I explained my June Challenges.  One was that for one meal a day, usually breakfast, I would replace it with a Herbalife shake, and that I would run 25 miles or more in the month.  I was really enthusiastic about starting and felt really positive about the experience, so why over the last 5 days or so have I found it so hard?

Stereophonics at Cardiff City Stadium

For Christmas my mother paid for the four of us (mum, dad, myself and my brother) to have hospitality at the Cardiff City Stadium for the Stereophonics gig.  I think we were all taken aback by the gift.  My brother loves live music, but this leans heavily on the alternative side of things.  Dad is a music fan, especially of The Beatles and The Who, but I did not think he liked anything past the 70’s.  I have previously helped mum download the album for her iPod – that’s right, she still uses an iPod.  I think she wishes it was a CD player.